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AGRICULTURIST ADVISES FARMERS TO CULTIVATE CASSAVA WITH VITAMIN A NUTRIENTS TO CURB MALNUTRITION

An agriculturist, Mrs. Bola Adeyemo, has called on more local farmers to embrace the cultivation of Cassava with Vitamin nutrients to address malnutrition and hunger. Adeyemo, also a food processor, made the call on Thursday in Lagos while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Vitamin A helps form and maintains healthy teeth, skeletal and soft […]Continue Reading
Cassava Farming

UK INSTITUTE COMMENDS NIGERIA’S ROLE IN AFRICAN ROOT, TUBER VALUE CHAINS

Celebrating its 125 years of research and impacts, the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich, has acknowledged the positive impacts of a homegrown technological device developed in Nigeria on value chain development of the root and tuber crops in Africa. The institute admits that smallholder farmers have benefited and would continue to improve their Continue Reading
Cassava Farming

IITA-ACAI TO TRAIN 30,000 FARMERS IN ABIA, BENUE, OYO, OTHERS

About 30,000 farmers from Abia, Benue, Oyo, Ogun and Osun state will benefit from the training on the Six Steps to Cassava Weed Management & Best Planting Practices, says Godwin Atser, ACAI Digital Extension & Advisory Services Specialist today. The training is aimed at empowering farmers with the knowledge to boost cassava and maize productivity […]Continue Reading
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EXPORTING ETHANOL WILL EARN NIGERIA TRILLIONS OF NAIRA — NCGA

The Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) says Nigeria has the capacity to produce over 10 trillion litres of ethanol at a competitive price and earn trillions of naira exporting the product. Mr Segun Adewumi, the National President of NCGA made this known in his presentation at the Cassava Africa Expo and conference organised by BKG […]Continue Reading
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PROFESSIONALS BLAME CASSAVA FLOUR POLICY’S FAILURE ON GOVERNMENT’S INSINCERITY

Agronomists, cassava breeders, and agricultural entrepreneurs have called on the Federal Government to revisit its import substitution policy that seeks to add about 20 per cent of cassava flours in wheat flour. According to agricultural scientists, Nigeria’s cassava yearly production fluctuates between 50 and 60 million metric tonnes. Professor Sanni Lateef, a cassava Continue Reading
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EDO SIGNS TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT TO ASSIST 455 CASSAVA FARMERS

The Edo State Government said it has signed a tripartite agreement with the Elephant Group and Heritage Agro Allied Foods (H2AFoods), of United States (U.S), to strengthen the cassava value-chain, to benefit not less than 445 farmers across the state. During the agreement signing, held at the Government House, Special Adviser to the Governor on […]Continue Reading
Cassava Farming

FIRM, FOREIGN INVESTOR PARTNER ON CASSAVA PROJECT IN ENUGU

A multi-million-dollar direct investment in cultivation of Cassava is set to commenced in Enugu State. This will be achieved through partnership between a Nigerian company and a foreign investor. A total of 11,000 hectares of cassava farms, in 22 locations of 500 hectares per cluster farm in the state is being targeted. Announcing the “Enugu […]Continue Reading
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RESEARCHERS LIST ECONOMIC USES OF CASSAVA PEELS

With innovations and technologies, cassava peels have moved from being an environmental nuisance to important economic materials used in animal feeds and mushroom production, among others. Research has revealed that the peel constitutes 20.1% of the tubers, implying that about 4.2 metric tonnes of cassava peels per hectare are available annually for feeding ruminants such Continue Reading